The ResidencyFor Potential Residents
As an NDSR Resident, you will work on a digital stewardship project, or series of projects, in one of ten Washington, D.C. institutions. Your project(s) will allow you to acquire hands-on knowledge and skills involving the collection, selection, management, long‐term preservation, and accessibility of digital assets.
The NDSR program will help you gain digital stewardship expertise by providing opportunities to:
- Work with individuals and institutions leading major digital stewardship efforts.
- Strengthen your professional network in the field of digital stewardship.
- Work with a cohort of fellow residents, who share professional interests.
- Get an overview of innovative approaches and tools for the preservation and management of digital assets.
- Complete a significant project that can enhance your professional portfolio.
The NDSR program will allow ten recent graduates of master's programs in relevant fields to complete a nine-month residency at various institutions in the Washington, D.C. area. A call for applications, including specific guidelines on the application process and other candidate qualifications will be released in February 2013. Students accepted to the residency program will complete an intensive two-week digital stewardship immersion workshop at the Library of Congress, commencing in September 2013. Residents will then transfer to selected host institutions to work on digital stewardship projects that complement their learning objectives. Residents will receive a bi-weekly stipend to cover living expenses.
Throughout this educational experience, Residents will attend a series of invited guest lectures, present and discuss their work regularly, and actively participate in the collaborative educational community established by the residency program. Residents will complete the program with a presentation about their project to a national audience at a professional conference.Immersion Workshop
At the beginning of the program Residents will participate in an intensive two-week digital stewardship immersion workshop at the Library of Congress. The workshop will provide Residents with the opportunity to learn and become more familiar with the various components of digital stewardship before beginning their residencies.A typical day during the workshop will consist of:
Residents will participate in classroom instruction led by various expert professionals working in libraries, archives, or museums, attend guest speaker lectures, and engage in other learning opportunities. Readings will be assigned before each morning session.Afternoon Activities:
Residents will participate and lead hands-on interactive learning activities related to the subject matter for the day.Additional Curriculum Components:
As a Resident you will:
- Work on substantive digital stewardship projects at a selected host institution that complement your learning objectives.
- Attend regular presentations and discussions about your work within a cohort of residents.
- Attend a series of invited guest lectures.
- Have access to a collaborative education community established by the residency.
- Attend biweekly seminars with other residents at one institution.
- Participate in professional conferences.
- Give a presentation at the conclusion of your residency at your host institution.
Below is a timeline that details the chnological progress of the National Digital Stewardship Residency. Please note, the dates during the residency are not final and subject to change: